- Nigeria Ranks Eighth in Global Internet Growth
With 91 million Internet users, Nigeria ranks first in Africa and eighth in the world in terms of Internet growth, Google has said.
The company’s Country Manager in Nigeria, Juliet Ehimuan-Chibuzor, stated this on Friday, a day after the ‘Google for Nigeria ‘ event in Lagos.
She said, “With the massive Internet growth in Nigeria, the momentum is now being felt in the entire African region, and we are using the opportunity to help people create innovative contents and grow their start-up ecosystem.
“For instance, YouTube is a platform for content creators to express themselves as well as grow their platforms. Today, we have 12,000 partners monetising their platforms in Nigeria. Women tech incubators have also transformed women into taking initiatives online.”
According to Ehimuan-Chiazor, Google believes that digital entrepreneurship is a great way for Nigeria to create jobs.
She added, “In 2016, we announced plans to create free digital skills training for one million young Africans and over half of the number came from different regions in Nigeria.
“For the Nigerians we trained, the search on impact showed that 91 per cent of them said their self-confidence had improved since taking the training; 70 per cent of them have attracted new customers; and 91 per cent have grown their business.
“We are constantly learning about the market and how to better serve the market. These accomplishments are due to partnerships with the federal and state governments, telecom firms, banks and other leading brands.”